Students participating in the German and Austrian Studies track (see Academic Features for clarification) can request housing in a flat/WG accommodation, which will be allotted on a space available basis. All students may request housing with Austrian and international students in university dormitory suites. The arrangement consists of three double rooms with a common shower and kitchen. If available dormitory space is insufficient, placements in student houses or apartments with Austrian students are provided. Meals can be purchased in a student cafeteria (mensas) inexpensive cafes or by cooking for oneself.
Each fall the program sponsors two overnight excursions. One will acquaint participants more fully with the culture of Austria; the second to a destination of current interest in Eastern Europe. Field trips in Graz itself and evenings at the theater are also offered.
Binghamton University works with staff at the University of Graz's International Office to coordinate orientation, excursions and activities for our program participants. The Resident Director sees that each student is placed in an approved residence and eases the administrative requirements for enrollment in the university. The Resident Director also provides academic advisement once students are on-site, particularly concerning the selection of university courses.